I found this book interesting,but do not consider it one of Bev Lewis' best writings. Somehow it did not have the"vibrance" her other books had. However did find the spiritual message just as powerful,just not the story line. I will buy the next volume and look forward to reading it.
"Two Amish sisters divided by one sister's impulsive marriage to an outsider.
Hen longs for the Old Ways she left behind....
Rose unsure of her own heart - devoted to the bishop's rebellious foster son, yet courted by another."
The Thorn by Beverly Lewis is the first in the Rose Trilogy. The story is a heartwarming romance as well as a heart-wrenching drama. It largely revolves around two sisters Rose and Hen, their family and one decision that has impacted their families and their community.
I loved this book. It has been a long time since I have read a fictional book that I enjoyed this much. The characters are very well-developed as is the story line. In fact, it felt like sitting in the room as the conversations took place and the tension rose and fell. Like many of the other readers of Beverly Lewis' books I too became very curious about the taboos and the values of the Amish culture. Although they lived in a Plain culture their emotions,values and even decisions were very similar to those of us who have not chosen their way of life.
The story has a very unexpected yet satisfying ending . As I laid down my book and closed it I was pleased that Beverly has made it the first of the trilogy.
I was left with the desire to read more.
Beverly Lewis has written over 80 books for children, youth, and adults, many of which have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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I think Beverly Lewis has another winning book on her hands I really enjoyed The Thorn I just wish I did not have to wait so long for the next book," The Thorn" was a book that you would want to just keep on going I can hardly wait for the next book in April 2011
I always love Beverly Lewis books but this was one that I personally had a harder time reading. I read 90 pages then went back and started over as I couldn't seem to get into it. It did get more interesting towards the end and now I am thinking Nick will come back and they will marry? I can't wait now to see the next book as the end left us wondering. As I said I love all Beverly Lewis books and have read ALL of them, this one to me was so different in her writing? Just my opinion.